The Dangers Of Bullying, Harassment, And Cyber Bullying

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When bullying, harassment, and cyber harassing are put together, it can be very catastrophic. Kids are now able to have more access to phones than kids 20 years ago did! Children in the 90’s all they had to social with was in school and playing outside with the neighborhood kids. They didn 't have to worry about the dangers of cyber bullying because it didn’t exist. If they were getting bullied at school they wouldn’t have to worry about it at home because they were safe unless they were getting bullied and abused by their parents. So what is better, the days of less technological use or current days with every year there is some type of new technology being built? That old saying where parents will say “they’re just being kids” or “every kid …show more content…
Within U.S. schools, for every four kids enrolled, one is bullied regularly. Victims of bullying are more than twice as likely as other kids to contemplate suicide and about 2.5 times as likely to try to kill themselves, due to the bullying these kids are put to endure the emotional effects of being teased, harassed, beaten up or otherwise harmed by their peers. Bullying can occur both at school and away from school in the cases of many children. For many children the torment continues after school while using social media. These children and teens are taunted by cyberbullies. The cyber bullies make the victims feel defenseless and causes them to have more suicidal thoughts. All this is seen most commonly throughout the sixth to tenth grade. About 77% of students have been bullied at some point in their life. Whether that meant dealing with mental or physical bullying, most students put through bullying put up with it and try to endure it as much as possible until they can 't take it anymore. However, there are cases where individuals couldn’t endure it any longer and decide to end their lives’. Both cyberbullying and regular bully causes problems such as declining grades, more anxiety and less desire to be around friends and have a social life. Since they face hardships most of the time they will choose to isolate themselves and ignore everything else around …show more content…
While making others aware of the consequences of bullying, social awareness on the topic of bullying is being spread out more for the public. While spreading awareness, there can be preventions against cases like the one of Phoebe Prince, a 15-year-old, who tragically committed suicide due to the severe bullying that she endured both in school and outside of school. Phoebe was a kind girl who always smiled until the “popular girl” and her friends decided to make her pay for trying to talk to a guy that was the popular girl’s ex-boyfriend. Phoebe was constantly tormented and though the teachers knew what was going on, they did not do anything to intervene to stop the bullying. They preferred not to deal with it as a whole. While all this was going on bullying was not completely defined. In the end Phoebe committed suicide and after her death the schools nationwide started to implement a concrete definition of bullying and its consequences. Dr. Dieter Wolke states that “Bullying is comparable to a scenario for a caged animal, the classroom is a place where you 're with people you didn 't

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